Saturday, February 5, 2011

In Maryland, Gay Marriage is Only Four Votes Away

     As most of you know, the state of Maryland is on the verge of legalizing gay marriage. The current Governor, Lieutenant Governor, as well as a majority in the House of Representatives have expressed support for marriage equality, they are just waiting for a bill to make its way through the State Senate. Though marriage equality advocates in the state are convinced that they have the votes that they need, they are currently four votes shy.

     As it stands now, twenty Senators have expressed support - nineteen of them Democrats and one Republican - and twenty one oppose - ten of them Democrats and eleven of them Republicans. Three Senators are undecided at the moment, and the other three have declined to state how they will vote. In order for it to pass the 47 member body, it must have the support of at least four of these six members.

     All of my readers who live in Maryland, get to your phones and emails...here are the six members who are the key votes on this legislation.

John C. Astel - 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3578
john.astle@senate.state.md.us
Joan Carter Conway - 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3145  
joan.carter.conway@senate.state.md.us
Ulysses Currie - 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3127  
ulysses.currie@senate.state.md.us
Edward Kassemeyer -1-800-492-7122, ext. 3653
edward.kasemeyer@senate.state.md.us
Katharine Klausmeier - 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3620
katherine.klausmeier@senate.state.md.us
James Rosapepe - 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3141
 jim.rosapepe@senate.state.md.us

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